Residency Rotations

Resident Rotations

PGY-1 to PGY-5 (Clinical otolaryngology)

The first year (PGY-1) is spent completing rotations in general surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesia, critical care, OMFS, and Otorhinolaryngology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH). 

The four years of clinical otolaryngology training (PGY-2 to PGY-5) are designed to offer each resident an equivalent experience. Rotations take place at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center (VAMC), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC). Each rotation is 10-11 weeks in length. In addition, the PGY-4 residents have a 5 month research rotation.

All aspects of adult and pediatric otolaryngology-head and neck surgery are taught and practiced so as to provide for a well-rounded program. Experience throughout the otolaryngology training program is progressive with increasing clinical and surgical responsibility and autonomy. Each resident within the program has his or her final rotation at each institution in the capacity of chief resident of the service. 


           HUP – Head and Neck 3 months

           PAH   –  3 months

           SICU, Neurosurgery, Anesthesia, General Surgery (Endocrine/Onc), OMFS – 1 Month each 



HUP – Sinus-Otology Junior

HUP – Head and Neck Junior

CHOP – CHOP Junior (2 residents)

VAMC – VA Junior



HUP – Sinus-Otology Junior

PAH – PAH Junior

PPMC – General ENT Resident

HUP and PAH – Surgical float

Enrichment:  radiation oncology, radiology, allergy, otology, facial plastics, laryngology, sleep



HUP – Head and Neck Senior

VAMC – VA Chief



CHOP – Chief



HUP – Head and Neck Surgery Chief

HUP – Sinus-Otology Chief

PAH – PAH Chief

PAH – Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Chief

Capstone – Advanced Subspecialty Elective